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The Juice (Faculty/Staff) - Nov. 7

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Nov. 7, 2022

Railroad shot wins photo contest

Congratulations to this year's Study Away Photo Contest winners:

 

Ryleigh Parrack, “Georgetown Loop Railroad,” first place
Irelynn McMurphy, “Morning in Ponte Maceiras,” second place and online popular vote
Megan McGuigan, “New Horizons,” third place

 

Thanks to all participants, voters, and the judging panel! The three winning entries will be displayed later this fall on campus.

Election Day is Tuesday
If you didn’t submit an absentee ballot or vote early already, remember that elections for local, state, and national offices are Tuesday, Nov. 8. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.; if you live on campus, you are in Ward 3 and your polling place is the Waverly Room of the Waverly Public Library. You can also vote early today from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Bremer County Courthouse in downtown Waverly. You will need valid voter ID; if you’re not registered at your current address, you’ll also need proof of residence.
Decorate a tree for Festival of Trees
The annual Wartburg-Waverly Festival of Trees will brighten the halls of Wartburg’s Classroom Technology Center from Dec. 1-13. If your office, academic department, or group/organization would like to decorate a Christmas tree to display, please sign up by Friday, Nov. 18. Contact Beth Sinnwell with questions. The festival is open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and attracts more than 5,000 guests each year. There is no entry fee or admission charge.
Encourage alumni to keep in touch
The Alumni & Parent Engagement Office reminds employees to encourage alumni to notify the college of life updates (milestones, job changes, etc.) and address changes through the form at https://www.wartburg.edu/update-our-records.
Nominate grads for Young Alumni Award by Nov. 15
The Wartburg College Young Alumni Award is awarded to recent graduates who have shown ability to live out the four pillars of the Wartburg College mission statement — leadership, service, faith, and learning — both personally and professionally. Nominations that are particularly strong in one or two of the pillars will warrant consideration, but those who are strong in all four areas will have the greatest chance of selection. Nominations for the Young Alumni Award are due by Nov. 15. Graduates from the classes of 2008 to 2022 are eligible for this award. Supporting documents are due by Dec. 1 to be considered during selection this year.
Return unwanted campus mail envelopes
If you have campus mail envelopes cluttering your office, please feel free to band unwanted ones or mark out the prior delivery name and put them in your outgoing mail location for pickup. Mail Center staff would like to remind those using campus mail to please address by name and department, not building or room number. Please also remember to cross out any prior names on both sides of the envelope before sending campus mail. Please contact the Mail Center with any questions or clarifications.
Castle literary magazine seeks submissions, staff

The Castle is accepting creative works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, or visual art from any student, faculty, or staff for publication in its next issue. Email submissions to katie.claman@wartburg.edu by Dec. 9.

 

The Castle is also looking for anyone interested in joining its fun, low-commitment team of editors and writers to help promote works created on campus. Email katie.claman@wartburg.edu or amy.nolan@wartburg.edu if interested.

Invoice deadline shifts due to Thanksgiving holiday
The deadline for payable invoices, reimbursements, and vouchers will be 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, for payment on Wednesday, Nov. 23. Invoices, reimbursements, and vouchers will need to be submitted by 4 p.m. Nov. 23 to be paid the following Friday, Dec. 2, due to the Business Office being closed for Thanksgiving Nov. 24-25. The regular accounts payable schedule resumes Friday, Dec. 2. Invoices submitted by 4 p.m. will be processed for payment the following Friday, Dec. 9.
Coding club schedules open house
Have you ever wanted a fun introduction to programming? Are you a seasoned programmer looking to learn cool coding tricks? Come to the Google Developer Student Club’s Deep Speed Coding Open House for mini workshops on HTML, R and GitHub at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, in CTC 201. You do not have to have prior programming experience to attend. You are welcome to bring your own laptop, although it’s not required. Email joe.slamie@wartburg.edu or alexandra.wonyu@wartburg.edu with questions.
Music Therapy group plans awareness week

WSTMA, the Wartburg Student Music Therapy Association, is running Music Therapy Awareness Week this Monday through Friday. Come to events to find out what music therapy is all about and have some fun!

SAFE plans Week of Remembrance
SAFE is hosting a Week of Remembrance in honor of those who have lost their life to suicide. Throughout this week, there will be flags in front of Old Main representing the 130 people in the U.S. who die from suicide each day. There will also be various statistics regarding suicide around the Mensa and Den to help educate and raise awareness among students and faculty. If you have any questions, please email safe@wartburg.edu.

SPIRITUAL LIFE & CAMPUS MINISTRY

Weekday Chapel services
Weekday Chapel services are from 10:15 to 10:35 a.m. each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in Wartburg Chapel. Chapel time is a brief opportunity to gather with students, staff, and faculty to reflect on God and faith. Mondays feature faculty and staff faith stories and blessings, Wednesdays include Holy Communion to which all are welcome, and Fridays have Senior Chapels.

Upcoming speakers:
Monday, Nov. 7: Blessing of the Peace Garden
Wednesday, Nov. 9: Rebecca Baird and the Handbell Choir
Friday, Nov. 11: Jenna Krogulski, Senior Chapel

Each month will have a prayer focus. In November, please join us in praying for the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultural Studies; Global and Multicultural Studies; the Center for Community Engagement; diversity programs; the Development Office; the Institute for Leadership Education; and International Student Services.
Sanctuary on Wednesdays

Sanctuary is a casual service that takes place Wednesday nights. All are welcome to relax and center themselves around God’s word in the midst of their busy weeks. Service begins at 9 p.m. in the Chapel Commons (lower level), with snacks served beforehand at 8:45.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Exploring Majors Week
Monday, Nov. 7, through Friday, Nov. 11

PRSSA with Roland Ferrie
Tuesday, Nov. 8

Last Day to Withdraw with a 'W'
Wednesday, Nov. 9

Men's Wrestling vs. Simpson
Wednesday, Nov. 9

Keep on Learning: The Art of Storytelling
Thursday, Nov. 10

Bach's Lunch
Friday, Nov. 11

Wartburg Players:
Murder in the Knife Room

Friday, Nov. 11, and Saturday, Nov. 12

Music Scholarship Audition Day
Saturday, Nov. 12

Journalism & Communication Visit Day
Saturday, Nov. 12

Wartburg Chess Club
Saturday, Nov. 12

Scholarship Day
Sunday, Nov. 13

PROFESSIONAL NEWS

The Achievements and accomplishments section of Professional News also now appears in the student edition of Juice to lift up student, faculty, and staff success across campus.
New arrivals
Steve Hansen, cleaning staff, 10/3/22
Sara Soldwisch, cleaning staff, 10/17/22
Ethan Gibbons, part-time security officer, 10/17/22
Sarah Voels, director of the Vogel Library, 10/24/22
Cynthia Hendrickson, registrar support specialist, 11/1/22
Promotions and new job titles
Krystal Madlock, associate dean for inclusive community, 10/1/22
Andrew Nolte, interim head bowling coach, 10/10/22
Sherri Gabbard, interim Wartburg Store manager, 10/21/22
Lindsey Leonard, associate dean of students for community life, 11/1/22
Retirements and departures
Claire Quelle, graphic designer, 10/7/22
Kevin Walker, head bowling coach, 10/10/22
Mishelle O'Brien, interim Wartburg Store manager, 10/21/22
Achievements and accomplishments
Dr. Kuni Terasawa, associate professor of religion, published the article “A Buddhist-Christian Dialogue in Hong Kong and South Korea in the Future of Asia" in the Journal of Japan Society of Buddhist-Christian Studies, October 2022.

 

Dr. Cole Davidson, assistant professor of biology, published the article “Inhibition of Glycogen Metabolism Induces Reactive Oxygen Species-Dependent Cytotoxicity in Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer in Female Mice” in the most recent issue of Endocrinology.

CONDOLENCES

Condolences to the family and friends of Richard Torgerson, former vice president for development. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, Nov. 19, in Edina, Minn. See the full obituary.

ATHLETIC TRAVEL

Women's Basketball

Tuesday, Nov. 8: Depart at 3 p.m. to Edgewood
Friday, Nov. 11: Depart at 12 p.m. to UW-Eau Claire

Men's Basketball
Friday, Nov. 11: Depart at 1:15 p.m. to Macalester

Men's & Women's Cross Country
Friday, Nov. 11: Depart at 10 a.m. to Aurora (Regionals)

Men's Wrestling
Friday, Nov. 11: Depart at 4 p.m. to Luther

PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Nominations sought for service awards

The Pastor Larry Trachte Award for Service recognizes one or more staff or faculty members who you feel embody Pastor Trachte's enthusiasm, support, involvement, dedication, and overall commitment to Wartburg's mission of service. Nominate staff and faculty that you believe deserve the Trachte Award before the Nov. 11 deadline.

 

The St. Elizabeth Award for Service recognizes members of the Wartburg community that have exemplified a commitment to service. Nominate students that you believe deserve the St. Elizabeth's Award before the Nov. 11 deadline.

Reminder: FAFSA can be filed now

You can now file your 2023-24 Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Please only use the Federal Student Aid website to complete your FAFSA. You will need your student FSA ID as well as a parent’s ID if you are a dependent student. The Financial Aid Office highly recommends using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool. If you do not qualify to use the tool, be sure to use 2021 income/tax information. Call 319-352-8262 or email finaid@wartburg.edu for assistance, which is always free.

New gallery exhibit documents climate change

“Where It Used to Be Blue” by Rachel Moser is now on display in the Waldemar A. Schmidt Art Gallery. Moser’s work is an ongoing study of climate change and humans’ impact on the planet. This exhibition, which includes video and sound, is a result of Moser’s 2019 research expeditions where she witnessed the blue glaciers of the Arctic turning into rubble and soot and the surrounding remote islands being polluted with plastic.

A closing reception and gallery talk with the artist will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on the final day of the exhibit, Dec. 15. The gallery is open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

No mail on Nov. 11 due to Veterans Day
Mail service will be interrupted Friday, Nov. 11, in observance of Veterans Day. There will be no incoming or outgoing mail, and this may affect most Amazon deliveries. Please contact the Mail Center with questions.
Safety Penguin offers tips for winter
With winter approaching, safety is a top priority for all students, faculty, staff, and visitors on campus. Sir Victor met up with Safety Penguin recently for a video about ways to stay safe when winter weather arrives.
Cross country teams win conference championships
The men's and women's cross country teams both won their conference championship titles over the weekend.

On the men's side, Christopher Collet was named conference MVP after winning the race. Seven other Knights finished in the top 15 and were named All-Conference: Connor Lancial, Jack Kinzer, Jacob Green, Lance Sobaski, Eli Larson, Morgan Shirley-Fairbairn, and Tyler Schermerhorn.

On the women's side, seven received All-Conference honors, including second-place finisher Aubrie Fisher, Riley Mayer, Shaelyn Hostager, Ellie Meyer, Lexi Brown, Haley Meyer, and Addy Carlson.

Ryan Chapman and Hannah Weiss received men's and women's coaching staff of the year honors.
Dining Services seeks feedback through survey
The annual Dining Customer Satisfaction Survey is now available. An email will be sent out with information about how to complete the brief online survey. Your feedback will help identify ways to improve the dining experience at all dining locations. Thanks in advance for your feedback!
Larimer, Goodyear receive Ubuntu Awards

The October 2022 Spirit of Ubuntu Awards were given out at the recent presidential forum. The award for faculty went to Dr. Samantha Larimer Bousquet, professor of biology, and the staff award was given to Dennis Goodyear, technical services supervisor at Vogel Library. Congratulations to both!

 

Please continue to nominate your colleagues for future awards; previous nominations remain active for consideration each month.

Society of Physics Students to sell T-shirts
The Wartburg Society of Physics Students is selling science T-shirts for $15 with the nearby design. There is a signup form outside Dr. Ben Bousquet’s office, or you can email ben.bousquet@wartburg.edu with a shirt size.
Pre-Veterinary Club sets November meeting
A special guest from the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine will speak at the Pre-Veterinary Club’s November meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 30. All are welcome to join this event at 7 p.m. in Science Center 134. Please email pre.vet@wartburg.edu with any questions.
Professional development presentation available online
The slides and the handout from the Vocational Leadership Team’s recent professional development session on "The Purpose Gap" are available on the Info Center.
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